the senator from vermont. mr. leahy: thank you, mr. president. to use part of my time, we're finally going to vote to end the filibusters of four judicial nominees to federal district courts in arkansas, puerto rico, tennessee, and california. now, each of these nominees, none of whom are controversial, timothy brooks to fill a vacancy in the western district of arkansas, and pedro delgado hernandez in puerto rico, pamela reeves to fill an a vacancy in the eastern district of tennessee and vince chhabria for the northern district of california, were voted out of the judiciary committee with bipartisan support from both republicans and democrats. incidentally, all of them have the highest rating by the a.b.a.